FIGHT IN PEOPLE'S FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA WAS PROVOKED BY AZERIS AND TURKS

arminfo
2008-05-02 14:27:00

ArmInfo. The fight in the People's Friendship University of Russia
was provoked by Azeris and Turks.

The Embassy of Armenia in Russia reports that each May 1 the University
conducts a gala, where students of different nationalities present
their cultures. However, yesterday's concert ended in a fight of
almost 20 people.

At first, everything was OK: the participant groups were showing the
originality and the richness of their national cultures. But, as soon
as the Armenian group appeared on stage, some people from the audience
began throwing bottles at them. The policemen forced the attackers -
Azeri and Turkish youngsters - back from the stage, but just a few
minutes later they threw bottles at the Armenian fans in the stalls.

One bottle hit a young Armenian girl. The Armenian youths rebuffed. The
police quickly reacted: they began forcing the Azeri-Turkish and
Armenian groups out of the building. The wounded girl is in the
hospital. Several people have been detained.

Ambassador of Armenia to Russia Armen Smbatyan has instructed his
employees to meet with the organizers of the concert and to find out
what actually happened as well as to visit the wounded Armenian girl.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress